Currently and Getting Acquainted

I am linking up with Farley for the April Currently this month.

Listening - My hubby is watching Renovation Realities on the TV behind me.  I keep stopping to watch too.  Funny that we are watching this since it has been our own reality for the past couple of weeks.

Loving - We had some home improvement projects that we wanted to complete while I was on Spring Break and we were able to finish them all.  We just need to put up the crown molding and we are set!!  

Thinking - I have been a night owl while on break so I am pretty sure that alarm is going to go off way too early tomorrow.

Wanting - Spring Break was not exactly as I had planned.  Both my kids were sick for most of son had pneumonia.  Not fun!!!!

Needing - I think I have mentioned that I have been on weight watchers and I have lost over 20 pounds.  The only bad thing is that most of my clothes are too big.  I need to get some new work clothes, but I am having a hard time finding things I like.  Anyone have any suggestions of places to shop??  I don't want to spend a lot either because I still have some weight to lose.

Advice - My grandma always says, "It's only temporary."  There have been times in my life when I have been upset, frustrated, etc. and that was always her advice.  I love it because it's so true!

While I'm linking up, I decided to also link up with the always fabulous Latoya from Flying into First Grade.

This week's linky theme is a favorites survey.  Here are some of my favorites:

Favorite Place to Shop

I mean really.....tell me one teacher who doesn't love Target.  :)

Favorite TV Show

I have watched this show since the first episode.  I love it and I am not ashamed to say it.  I do have a few other shows that I love that I have to mention as well:

Favorite Sweet Treat

I have previously mentioned that I keep this in a drawer in my classroom.  Certain co-workers know that it is there and will stop in to get a piece when needed.  Chocolate always makes your day better.

Favorite Food

mmmmmm.......strawberries.  When I was a little girl, my grandparents would take my cousins and I strawberry picking the first week is June.  I loved it.  I could seriously eat strawberries each and every day!!!

Favorite Restaurant

I love this little Thai restaurant by my house.  They have the most delicious lettuce cups/wraps.  SO.  GOOD.  I also love me some Panera.

Ok, ladies and it's your turn to link up!  I would love hear all about your favorites and your currently!  :)

Just a reminder about some fabulous giveaways out there in blog land!!  :)

I'm back to school tomorrow....looking forward to seeing all my little kinder babies and hearing about their spring breaks.  


  1. Wow! Congrats on losing weight!! Love Old Navy for clothes! Not expensive so you can afford to buy more! :) Thanks for the shout out too! :)

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  2. Hi!!

    Congratulations on your weight loss! It's so great to lose weight, but once you hit that stage where nothing fits, that's a little tough! I love LOFT and they are having a 50% off sale today! You may want to check it out!!

    I love Big Brother! I'm not sure why I didn't put that one too!!

    It's fun getting to know you!
    Collaboration Cuties

    1. I didn't think of the LOFT. I will have to check out their clothes next time I visit my mom. I don't have one near me.

  3. I agree with the alarming going off too early tomorrow! We only had off Friday and today but I enjoyed it to the fullest extent! Target is also my favorite store! I am spoiled and can walk across the street to the Target in my town! It doesn't get much better than that!

    I've Got It Made in Second Grade

    1. I think I would be in big trouble if I could walk to our Target....hahaha!!

  4. Bravo on the weight loss! That is awesome. I lost a lot a couple years ago. Then let most of it come back on. I'm the teacher librarian. I would have chocolate just to get teachers in to plan with me ... but then I eat it all :/
    Have you ever looked at the online store Shade? They have some cute stuff and quite often have sales.

    1. I have never heard of that store. I am going to check it out! Thanks for the suggestion. :)

  5. Congrats on your weight loss -- just in time for summer! Your Target e-card is hilarious and so true!! (Thank goodness for the dollar section!)

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  6. Wow girl. Congrats on the weight loss. Do you guys have a Maurices near you? I always go there and buy off the clearance rack and can get stuff for 75% off the lowest price. I think I posted some about on my blog like at the end of December.

    Hope you kiddos are feeling better. That's no fun!!

    Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten

    1. Thanks Nicki! I will have to check out Maurice's. Looks like I have a shopping trip in my future!! My kids are doing much better. Thanks!

  7. Go, Amanda!! I am proud of you!! TJ Maxx and Marshall's are my two favorite places to shop (besides Target, of course!). Everything is marked way, way down and the clothes are really cute! Also, I love love love your piece of advice. I like to think that God created seasons so we would know that hard things are only temporary and change always comes! :)

    Have a great week at school!!

    Little Miss Primary

    1. I don't think I have ever shipped at either one of those places. I will have to try them both! Thanks! :)

  8. Wow! 20 pounds?!? That's a lot! I just started WW last week. You definitely deserve some new clothes!!! :) Any tips you want to share??

    1. Haley,
      I am doing it online. I don't go to meetings. I was very strict with myself for the first month. I didn't use any or very few of my extra points. The first month I wasn't really exercising but now I have started to exercise because I have plateaued big time. I am also very honest when putting Imin my points and I make sure to do it everyday. It helps me hold myself accountable for what I am eating. I hope that helps! Feel free to email me if you would like It is always easier to do it with support.

  9. You are a rockstar girly! Hope you had a great day back....200 followers!!!!

  10. Good for you for losing 20 pounds! Whoop whoop! I buy ALL of my work clothes at Target. Love it!

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

  11. Sorry to hear about your sick kiddos, but at least you were there to take good care of them. 20 lbs is awesome! Having to shop for new clothes due to others being too big sounds good to me. I love any excuse to shop. I love Target.

    1. Thanks Brittany! I love any excuse to shop as well....I have been really good and trying not to buy anything for awhile so now I think it's time to let loose and go shop!!

  12. Hey Amanda! That's so awesome that you have lost 20 pounds. Unfortunately I have FOUND your 20 pounds! My currently says something like "Must...stop...eating!" You have inspired me to step away from the chocolate!!! ;)